Engraved by C. Balding, Probably early 1900s
The engraving depicts Reverend Luke H. Wiseman (1822-1875). Wiseman was well known as a Methodist preacher and biblical scholar. He was strongly opposed to slavery and was a supporter of the Anti-Slavery Association. Wiseman was one of the founders of the Methodist Recorder (1861) and became President of the Wesleyan Methodist Conference in 1872.
Rev. Luke H. Wiseman was the father of Rev. Dr Frederick Luke Wiseman (1858-1944), who became minister of Wesley's Chapel, City Road (1940-44) and President of the newly- united Methodist Conference in 1933.